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OCEAN FACT

Sea stars have been ingesting microplastic for at least 40 years.

Sea Star Bracelet

$20.00 (USD)

Pull a pound for sea stars 


DESCRIPTION 

The Sea Star Bracelet represents your commitment to the clean ocean movement. Every bracelet purchased funds the removal of one pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines. Wear it as a reminder to curb your plastic habit, live more sustainably, and encourage others to take action to protect what they love.

 

FEATURES

  • Cord made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, including less than 5% reclaimed ocean plastic
  • Clear glass beads made from 100% post-consumer recycled glass bottles, including less than 5% reclaimed ocean glass
  • Stainless steel 4ocean charm
  • Hand assembled in Bali
  • Unisex, waterproof design
  • Adjustable from 2” to 5” in diameter
  • Packaged in a reusable cotton drawstring pouch
  • Includes “1LB” vinyl decal
  • Includes 4ocean logo vinyl decal (5 ⅜” x ⅞”)

CLOSED-LOOP PROGRAM

We’re currently developing a circular end-of-life plan for every 4ocean product. Our aim is to eliminate waste at the end of our product lifecycle by taking back 4ocean products that our customers no longer use so they can be properly recycled or transformed into new products. Once you’re done with your 4ocean product, please reach out to our customer service team to receive a prepaid shipping label.

The 4ocean Closed-Loop Program is only available in the U.S. for now, but we plan to expand in the future.

OCEAN FACT

Sea stars have been ingesting microplastic for at least 40 years.

    • Cord made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, including less than 5% reclaimed ocean plastic
    • Clear glass beads made from 100% post-consumer recycled glass bottles, including less than 5% reclaimed ocean glass
    • Stainless steel 4ocean charm
    • Hand assembled in Bali
    • Unisex, waterproof design
    • Adjustable from 2” to 5” in diameter
    • Packaged in a reusable cotton drawstring pouch
    • Includes “1LB” vinyl decal
    • Includes 4ocean logo vinyl decal (5 ⅜” x ⅞”)
  • We’re currently developing a circular end-of-life plan for every 4ocean product. Our aim is to eliminate waste at the end of our product lifecycle by taking back 4ocean products that our customers no longer use so they can be properly recycled or transformed into new products. Once you’re done with your 4ocean product, please reach out to our customer service team to receive a prepaid shipping label.

    The 4ocean Closed-Loop Program is only available in the U.S. for now, but we plan to expand in the future.

  • Eating plastic since 1976

    A comet sea star and cushion sea star, Caribbean Sea
    Sea star caught in plastic cup on polluted beach, British Columbia, Canada


    What affects sea stars affects the entire ocean. If we lose sea stars, we are losing a beautiful and vital piece of the ocean.

    Hannah Blum

    Education Coordinator
    4ocean

    We tend to think of sea stars as the ocean’s decorations because they’re so delicate and calming to watch, but these gorgeous creatures are one of the more bizarre residents of the marine environment. Sea stars are voracious predators that lack both brains and blood. They can “see” with their arms, regenerate body parts, and digest prey outside of their bodies. And now, they’re helping us understand the history of ocean plastic pollution.

    Mass production of plastics only began in the 1940s and 50s. So when researchers examined sea stars collected between 1976 and 2015, they expected to find less plastic in older specimens. However, they were surprised to find similar amounts of microplastic in all of them, which indicates that ocean plastic pollution became a problem much earlier than previously thought.

    For us, it means that our efforts to clean the ocean and coastlines are not just necessary, but mission critical.

    From Bali, with love.

    Hand assembled by an artisan in Bali, Indonesia.

    Purchasing a 4ocean bracelet does more than clean the ocean. It also creates sustainable, living-wage jobs.

    As soon as our beads, cords, and charms reach our main facility in Denpasar, Bali, a crew loads up our van and motorbikes to distribute these components to artisans in remote villages scattered across the island.

    Women comprise 80 percent of this workforce. In Bali, women tend to assume the role of primary caretakers for their families, which means their job opportunities are limited. Because they’re able to hand assemble our bracelets in their homes and village centers, more women are able to join the workforce while continuing to care for their families.

Eating plastic since 1976

A comet sea star and cushion sea star, Caribbean Sea
Sea star caught in plastic cup on polluted beach, British Columbia, Canada


What affects sea stars affects the entire ocean. If we lose sea stars, we are losing a beautiful and vital piece of the ocean.

Hannah Blum

Education Coordinator
4ocean

We tend to think of sea stars as the ocean’s decorations because they’re so delicate and calming to watch, but these gorgeous creatures are one of the more bizarre residents of the marine environment. Sea stars are voracious predators that lack both brains and blood. They can “see” with their arms, regenerate body parts, and digest prey outside of their bodies. And now, they’re helping us understand the history of ocean plastic pollution.

Mass production of plastics only began in the 1940s and 50s. So when researchers examined sea stars collected between 1976 and 2015, they expected to find less plastic in older specimens. However, they were surprised to find similar amounts of microplastic in all of them, which indicates that ocean plastic pollution became a problem much earlier than previously thought.

For us, it means that our efforts to clean the ocean and coastlines are not just necessary, but mission critical.

From Bali, with love.

Hand assembled by an artisan in Bali, Indonesia.

Purchasing a 4ocean bracelet does more than clean the ocean. It also creates sustainable, living-wage jobs.

As soon as our beads, cords, and charms reach our main facility in Denpasar, Bali, a crew loads up our van and motorbikes to distribute these components to artisans in remote villages scattered across the island.

Women comprise 80 percent of this workforce. In Bali, women tend to assume the role of primary caretakers for their families, which means their job opportunities are limited. Because they’re able to hand assemble our bracelets in their homes and village centers, more women are able to join the workforce while continuing to care for their families.

MONTHLY BRACELET SUBSCRIPTION

Commit to a cleaner ocean

4OCEAN APPAREL

Represent the clean ocean movement